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Art Department's Jonny White launches Music Against Animal Cruelty

MAAC is throwing a fundraiser in Nairobi, Kenya

  • Jack Finnan
  • 27 June 2017

Not-for-profit charity MAAC (Music Against Animal Cruelty) is a new organisation founded by Jonny White from Art Department, long-time friend Wade Cawood and Tears for Tigers founder Jack Baucher.

MAAC has announced its first fundraiser, a party supporting the Lion Guardians Foundation on July 1 in Nairobi, Kenya. Local musicians Foozak, SURAJ, Dylan-S all play alongside White and a friend of his, The Legend.

Lion Guardians is an organisation that is dedicated to working to allow people and lions to coexist in Kenya and Tanzania.

MAAC looks to use the music industry’s support to promote animal welfare and wildlife conservation. The charity will host fundraising events that aim to unite music industry performer and fans with organisations working to save endangered animals.

Another key project within the charity is Guerrilla Tactics. White said: “Guerrilla Tactics will support smaller, more urgent initiatives, maybe a rescue mission to the Yulin dog meat festival in China, maybe the urgent treatment of an animal rescued from the circus or laboratory, situations where even $1000 can decide whether an individual animal might live or die.”

The full line-up and event information can be found here.

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